'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild': Nintendo Confirms Link To Be Voiceless

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 10, 2017 10:37 AM EST
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Fans are really interested about the possible voice-acting in Nintendo's "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" for the Nintendo Switch. Previous installments of their RPG franchise never featured Link with voice acting for conversations. Reports point out that some fans are worried that the newest entry might have voice acting included, which they apparently felt could change the game's experience.

It seems the game developer also agrees with their longtime fans by their confirmation that the game's hero will not have any speaking lines. Game producer Eiji Aonuma together with Shigeru Miyamoto reportedly confirmed the developer's decision not to feature voice acting for the lead character, according to an interview with Game Informer. During their talk, reports claim they asked Aonuma if the main character would speak during the cut scenes, which he replied with a "no."

Previous reports claim that Nintendo had already announced that Link will not audibly talk in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." However, some gamers obviously felt that the developer might be trying to blindside players when the character suddenly voices out in the game. On another note, Aonuma was asked if the Nintendo Switch/Wii U RPG will have more surprises for the players. He confirmed some surprises in store for fans and also explained that Link might yell out a word or something during an emotional point in the story.

Reports also suspect that the company might be waiting for feedback from fans regarding the voice acting for other characters in the game. If the feature gets a positive response from fans, then it might be possible for a future Zelda Game to give the protagonist a speaking voice, says Game Rant. Other speculations also point to a future installment, where players can probably choose the protagonist's gender.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" gameplay is already considered by other players as a big risk taken by Nintendo. With its new mechanics and features, the game might influence other future installments of the Nintendo RPG like a fully-voiced Link. The game will be launching together with the Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017.

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